fortuity


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for·tu·i·ty

 (fôr-to͞o′ĭ-tē, -tyo͞o′-)
n. pl. for·tu·i·ties
1. A chance occurrence or event.
2. The quality or condition of being fortuitous.

fortuity

(fɔːˈtjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a chance or accidental occurrence
2. fortuitousness
3. chance or accident

for•tu•i•ty

(fɔrˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being fortuitous.
2. a fortuitous occurrence.
[1740–50]

fortuity

a chance event, discovery, or occurrence. — fortuitousness, n. — fortuitous, adj.
See also: Chance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fortuity - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent causefortuity - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
hap - an accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"
happy chance, break, good luck - an unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break"
coincidence, happenstance - an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
lottery - something that is regarded as a chance event; "the election was just a lottery to them"

fortuity

noun
1. An unexpected random event:
2. The quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events:
Translations

fortuity

[fɔːˈtjuːɪtɪ] naccidentalità
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As the tears subside a little, and with her head leaning backward at the angle that will not injure her bonnet, she endures that terrible moment when grief, which has made all things else a weariness, has itself become weary; she looks down pensively at her bracelets, and adjusts their clasps with that pretty studied fortuity which would be gratifying to her mind if it were once more in a calm and healthy state.
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